New Found Land: Lewis and Clark's Voyage of Discovery

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Grades 9 - 12Grades 4 - 6Z+5.582649
Follow Lewis and Clark and their crew on a perilous trek through the
uncharted West in this extraordinary debut novel.


I mean to tell you this story the only way I know how. That is to say, I will tell it like a river. It may meander here and there, but in the end it will always find its way to the sea.

Two hundred years ago, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark launched their wooden boats up the Missouri River in search of the illusory Northwest Passage, a journey that would capture the American imagination and help forge a young nation's identity. Now, in a riveting debut novel, Allan Wolf tells the story of this extraordinary voyage through the eyes of not only the famed pair but also several members of their self-named Corps of Discovery. Here, in powerful, lyrical language, is a medley of voices from a surprisingly diverse crew — from the one-eyed French Indian fiddler who pilots the boats to Clark's African American slave; from the young Shoshone woman who has a baby en route to Lewis's Newfoundland dog, a "seer" whose narrative resonates long after the book is closed.
Hardcover, 512 pages
Published on August 19, 2004 by Candlewick
ISBN-10: 0763621137
ISBN-13: 9780763621131
1 Book Review
  • strangerthings9
    strangerthings9about 6 years33 stars
    Im reading this book right it is 500 pages but the pages are really short and i like this book a lot so far some of it is confusing but its fun to read plus if you like history books this ones very good.